Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter - Review

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Gena Showalter with you today by participating in the blog tour! 

THE DARKEST ASSASSIN is part of her Lords of the Underworld series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. 

Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below.


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Author: Gena Showalter
Publication Date:  10 December, 2019
Publisher: Evil-Eye Concepts, Inc
Series:  Lords of the Underworld, book 14.6
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~  

Book Description: 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series… 

Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents. --Ability to open portals—check --Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check --Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes… Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications. --Tragic, torture-filled past—check --A wife he was forced to wed, who is draining his life force—check --Ever-intensifying desire for the enigmatic Fox—mate Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control. But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive. And learn to love…

 **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  

My Review:

As usual, I fell in love with a Lords of the Underworld story.  It's odd because it has only been a year since Gena put out a LotU novel but as I was reading this one I just felt like it had been forever and I was so happy to be back with the 'gang.  It felt refreshing.  

Fox is a force of nature, I loved her when she was protecting Galen, I love her, even more, when she is trying to protect herself.  Her snark, her blood-lust, her chaotic mind, she is just plain fun to 'watch.  The only thing that I could ask for is for her to not be so 'childish' in her speech if that makes sense.  It's not uncommon in this series, and I guess that is probably what put me off a little, I've heard it too much.  Snark doesn't mean idiotic, which I am not saying Fox is, she just sounds that way at times and it kind of grates.  It's a small thing really, it would ever put me off from reading or enjoying an LoTu story, I always will want more, it is just kind of cringy. 

Bjorn is amazing, as we expected from seeing him in the previous 'Angel' stories, his bromance with Thane and Xerxes is one of my all-time favorites, I could have totally used an entire book of just that relationship.  I love 1,001 Dark Night novellas because they are the perfect gate-way book for new readers, but I almost wish Bjorn had been given a full-length novel so I could have had more of the boys!  His relationship with Fox was well done, nothing felt forced even though it was a quick romance, their distrust (ha) of one another and eventual relationship is exactly what I needed out of this story!  

There is a great lead up to William's story, I am so curious as to how Gena is going to handle this 'hot-button' book, and if the glimpse we got of Sunny says anything, we are in for quite an adventure.  I am also excited to see more of the Sent Ones stories, especially, of course, Xerxes, but I hope their stories don't end with him. 

All in all, this is a great addition to the LotU storyline, if you are an avid long-time reader this will be just the little taste you need to hold you over until Darkest King, if you are new to this world, welcome to the ride, it's an exciting one and while this is a good place to start get ready because you are definitely want to go back 14 books and start at the beginning, you won't regret it!  




“I love this world…this is Gena Showalter at her best!”—J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Gods of War series is my new obsession.”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance. Gena Showalter delivers an utterly spellbinding story!"-Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Gena Showalter never fails to dazzle."-Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author




Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at

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